Cooking

Are you terrified of the kitchen or maybe you just want to learn how to cook better. Is your lack of knowledge preventing you and your family from eating well? Or are you a gourmet cook looking for inspiration? Do you want to travel to international destinations without ever leaving the kitchen? Our classes include culinary basics, gourmet and international cooking. We even offer culinary tours!

Whether you are a beginner or proficient in the kitchen, join us for the adventure of a lifetime and learn the pleasures of cooking well one step at a time in a hands on supportive environment. No fear, no pressure, just a whole lot of fun and good food. You won't regret it!

And if you'd like to take your education further sign up for one of our 10 Class Ongoing Series Programs where you'll begin your journey of becoming an accomplished cook. Classes are 3 hours in length with 2 - 4 classes per month, Monday through Saturday. Classes rotate monthly allowing students to take the full course at their convenience.

Cooking 101 The Series - Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: Kitchen Know How, Basic Knife Skills, All About Spices & Herbs, The Mother Sauces, Oil & Vinegar - the Magic Elixirs, Chicken, Chicken and More Chicken, Where's the Beef, Pork the Other White Meat, The Earth's Bounty - Vegetables & Fruit, The Ocean's Bounty -Seafood.

Cooking 102 The Series -Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on series where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about ingredients, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them. Classes include: The Mighty Egg, Beans - black, red, white, pinto and garbanzo, More Legumes - peas, black eyed peas, lentils, fava beans, lima beans, Rice - long grain, arborio, jasmine, black, brown, red, wild and basmati, Grains - quinoa, amaranth, bulgur, grits, barley, oatmeal and cornmeal, Pasta -couscous, orzo, pilaf, macaroni, egg noodles and angel hair, All About Cheese - hard and soft, Stocks and Soups, Nuts and Seeds, Vegetables of the Season.

Mastering Technique-The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd for the series geared towards mastering the techniques that will make you the best cook you can be. Classes include: Advanced Knife Skills, Poach - Simmer - Boil, Blanch - Parboil - Shock, Steam - Braise - Stew, Saute and Sear, Pan Fry - Stir Fry - Deep Fry, Roast - Bake - Broil, Mixed Techniques, Advanced Stocks and Soups, Advanced Sauces. This series requires previous registration in Cooking 101.

Class Recess Happy Thanksgiving - Nov-29-2014 - Staff

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Beans Cooking 102 - Dec-03-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Beans and other legumes contribute to good nutrition and are a good source of fiber, resistant starch, and other nutrients. Other than non-starchy vegetables, they are one of the least glycemic sources of carbohydrates...

Basic Knife Skills Cooking 101 - Dec-03-2014 - Staff

A good knife is one of the most important tools in the kitchen. Knowing how to use one and which knife does what job makes cooking all the more pleasurable...

Tamales - Dec-04-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Do you love tamales? Have you ever wondered if you could make them yourself? Join us as we walk you through the in and out of tamale making. It's not as hard as you might imagine! You'll learn about both sweet and savory tamales and everyone takes tamales home...

Feast of the Seven Fishes - Dec-05-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

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Our Programs Are Listed Below - Dec-07-2014 - Staff

We have listed our programs on the calendar under Sunday. We do not teach on Sundays. Classes are held Monday through Saturday, morning, afternoon and evenings...

Stocks and Soups Cooking 102 - Dec-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

In this class you will learn the how to of stocks and soups. You will learn how to create chicken, vegetable and fish stock and how to use them in other soup applications...

Pork The Other White Meat Cooking 101 - Dec-10-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

How often have you cooked pork only to have it turn out tough and chewy? Join us as we explore the world of pork and all it has to offer. Learn what the different cuts are, cooking methods, when to buy, proper storing, and how much to buy...

Holiday Appetizers - Dec-11-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd knows what it's like to make 100's of appetizers in one sitting. Join her as she teaches you the secrets and tricks of making delectable appetizers that will put the WOW in your holiday celebration...

Cooking 101 The Series - Dec-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well. Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, all about herbs and spices, cooking oils, all about foods, what the different cooking techniques are and when to use them...

Cooking 102 The Series - Dec-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series. You've taken Cooking 101 and are ready to continue your education into the world of food. Explore the magic of cooking in this hands on class where you will learn the fundamentals to cooking well...

Mastering Technique The Series - Dec-14-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

10 Class Ongoing Series.The secret to cooking well doesn't lie in knowing a ton of recipes. Cooking well relies on time tested techniques passed down from generation to generation of cooks...

Kitchen Know How Cooking 101 - Dec-17-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Learn what equipment you need, how to stock your pantry, how to properly store and keep your family safe from food borne illnesses, what the different cooking techniques are and when and how to use them...

Naca Tamales of Nicaragua - Dec-18-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Join executive chef Arleen Lloyd for an evening of tamale fun. If you've never had a naca tamale you're in for a treat. The tamales of Nicaragua are more of a meal than just masa...

Gifts from the Kitchen Jams Jellies Salsas - Dec-18-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

Receiving a gift made from one's own hands is a great joy and tremendous pleasure. Join Executive Chef Arleen Lloyd in a morning of making your very own jams, jellies and salsas that your family and friends will love to receive...

The Women's Room - Dec-19-2014 - Arleen Lloyd

The power of a woman's experience has no bounds. Join us as we come together to share our wisdom, experiences, joys and sorrows while cooking our way through surprise ingredients...

Happy Holidays - Dec-22-2014 - Staff

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